Educating for Equity
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About This Event
The Stoughton Area School District Board of Education invites the Stoughton community to the three-part viewing and discussion of the documentary “13th” (2016) by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans.
The three-part viewing and discussion will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of history and the role of race and racism in the nation and how this affects our own community. Opportunities for conversation and reflection will be provided to allow us to begin to understand ways that racism shows up within ourselves and in our community.
We will convene virtually on three Monday evenings, February 22, March 8 and March 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each session we will view a half hour of the documentary, followed by facilitation discussion and deeper exploration facilitated by restorative justice practitioners from Small Fire.
This opportunity is free to all and requires advance registration. You can register here. This event is hosted by the Stoughton Area School District Board of Education.
- To engage in reflective work as it relates to beliefs, values, bearing witness, and processing in community around topics and experiences of race, racism, white identity, and systemic oppression
- To increase foundational knowledge of accurate history and the role of race and racism, and the development and adaptation of systemic racism and white supremacy over time
To become more fluent in identifying sources of systemic racism and ways white supremacy shows up within ourselves and in our community and cultivate agency to take actions that dismantle racism and white supremacy and center justice in our interactions and practice
About Our Facilitators
Small Fire is a group of dedicated restorative justice practitioners offering a vision for just, equitable and effective work environments and communities. SASD works with Small Fire to do just that.
Equity Vision Statement
Our Compassionate School community will operate within a proactive system of support to promote a positive, inclusive culture with equity, respect, and dignity so we can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.
District Core Values
- Excellence & Equity in Teaching & Learning
- Respect & commitment to each other
- Personal & Social Responsibility
- Community Engagement
- Sustainability of Resources
A Look into our Equity Work
- Three-Part Community Viewing & Discussion of "13th" in February/March 2021
- Race in Our Community: A Community Conversation in September 2020
Dane County Equity Consortium
- Small Fire is a group of dedicated restorative justice practitioners offering a vision for just, equitable and effective work environments and communities. SASD works with Small Fire to do just that.
Professional Development for Staff
As to 20-21 we will be having a 2 day training in July for our Equity Team leaders with the following outcomes:
- Deepen connection as a professional learning community of equity leaders
- Increase capacity as Circle-keepers and equity leaders (attention to virtual context) in preparation for our first equity-focused professional learning experience of 2020-21 to take place the week of August 24
- Virtual Circles
- Learning objectives over the 6-7 all staff Circles / sessions throughout the year (90 minutes)
- Focus of equity team PLCs through year with the focused on preparing for upcoming equity-focused professional learning for all staff and Circle as a transformational process / art of Circle-keeping.
- Deepen understanding of the learning encompassed within 2020-21 equity-focused professional learning goals and objectives
- Setting and monitoring meaningful goals to advance equity
- District-wide staff participated in a book study of So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Our PPG (Professional Practice Goal) is to increase understanding of our own racial identity, the history and role of race/racism in schools, institutional power, and structural oppression.
- Beyond the Script is a document for recent articles and resources to support our equity mission shared with staff.
School Board Resolution
- On July 20, 2020, our Board of Education approved and adopted a racial equity resolution. Read the resolution here.